November 15, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

YMCA Reaches Deal to Purchase Land

Some people may be surprised to learn that the Newport County YMCA, which sits on a prominent 8-acre parcel on Valley Road in Middletown, does not currently own the land on which it sits.  More...

NPEF Grants Awarded

The Newport Public Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded over $20,000 in teacher and community enrichment grants to Newport Public School teachers and local organizations. More...

Lucy’s Hearth Wreath Sale

Lucy’s Hearth is celebrating their 18th annual Designer Wreath & Gourmet Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Easton’s Beach Rotunda. Lucy’s Hearth wreaths are always in great demand for the holidays. More...

Don’t Forget the Thanksgiving Defenders

SLICE OF LIFE

Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom of Want” painting (a.k.a. More...

McCarthy Shines as a Writer Turned Forger

FILM REVIEW

The movies have a long tradition of depicting writers on-screen. But such a solitary profession doesn’t often make for good drama. More...

Adopt-A-Kettle

The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles will once again be present at shopping locations across Aquidneck Island, but this year with an additional team of volunteers. More...

St. George’s Alum Captures Championship

Miranda Bakos, a 2014 St. George’s School graduate, and her team recently won the George R. Hinman Trophy at the United States Team Racing Championships in Cleveland.  More...

Newport Bermuda Race Wins Gold in Sustainability

Sustainability, in recent years, has become a larger focus in the world of competitive sailing. More...

The Comforts and Joys of Shopping Local

Season's Greetings   The holiday season is quickly approaching, which has many of us already in the slightly anxious mode of making our lists and checking them twice. More...

33rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Pie Run

Originally founded by the Newport Running Club, YMCA’s 33rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Pie Run on Nov. 22 collects food donations for the Martin Luther King Center and raises money for the Y and local charities.  More...

Boat Parade

Kick off the holiday season at The Newport Illuminated Boat Parade on Friday, Nov. 23 at 6:15 p.m. The parade can be viewed from various spots around the harbor. More...

The Glitter of Gold

Christmas at the Newport Mansions returns to The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House with newly imagined holiday decor from Nov. 17 to Jan. 1, 2019. The decorations in each house, and in individual rooms, are tailored to match the historic decor. More...

The Energetic Kevin Vars

Longevity in the music business is a valued commodity. This week’s featured musician, vocalist Kevin Vars, has been singing for over 50 years and shows no signs of slowing down.  More...

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRS

Nov. 16  Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., and Fri- Sun., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., through Dec. 16, 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.  Nov. 17   More...

‘Julius Caesar’

The Jamestown Arts Center presents its interpretation of two Shakespeare plays on Nov. 17 and 18. A scene from “Julius Caesar” above is directed by Josiah Davis. (Photo by Phoebe Neel)   More...

Newporter Defends Title

Pearson Potts of Newport won his second straight United States Match Racing Championship last month in Chicago. The final rounds were sailed in temperatures in the mid-40s and 12-15-knot winds with Sonar keelboats.  More...

City to Host 12-Metre World Championships

The largest gathering of 12-metre yachts in the United States will take place next July 8-13 in Newport.  More...

Clagett Grants

The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is pleased to announce that there will be four recipients for the 2018 Clagett Boat Grant Program. The fundraising will enable the award of 2.4mR boats to sailors in the U.S. and in Canada. More...